Hepatobiliary imaging: the use of 99Tcm-pyridoxylidene glutamate scanning in jaundiced adults and infants.

@article{Jenner1978HepatobiliaryIT,
  title={Hepatobiliary imaging: the use of 99Tcm-pyridoxylidene glutamate scanning in jaundiced adults and infants.},
  author={R E Jenner and Edward R Howard and Michelle Bruffey Clarke and John J. Barrett},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={51 611},
  pages={862-6}
}
99Tcm-pyridoxylidene glutamate (99Tcm-PG) scans have been carried out in 24 jaundiced adults (mean total bilirubin 255 mumol/l and 11 infants with prolonged obstructive jaundice (mean total bilirubin 165 mumol/l). Absence of radioactivity in the gut was interpreted as complete biliary obstruction which was the cause of jaundice in ten adults and six infants. Using this criterion occlusion or patency of the bile ducts was correctly determined in 21 adults and eight infants. False-negative gut… CONTINUE READING